There’s something so intimate about being let in on other people’s family recipes. Pair those meals with effortless styling and moody, soulful photography and you have a food blog that most certainly makes us swoon. We’re talking about fellow 2016 Saveur Blog Award winner’s namesake site, Betty Liu.
A wedding photographer by trade, Betty began her blog as a way to catalogue her mama’s mouthwatering, home-cooked Shanghai dishes like shao mai, mung bean soup and red-braised pork belly. She now shares those classic recipes — the type of authentic Chinese cuisine you might find at your favorite food trucks — alongside her own east-meets-west creations and culinary adventures. Below, read about Betty’s most-craved and most-made meals and help yourself to her her white cheddar and apple mini pie recipe, a decadent dessert perfect for Valentine’s Day.